CV/March/2014 (click to download)
*Post. Researcher, UC Berkeley & LBL (Advisor: Martin Head-Gordon), 2014
*Staff Scientist, Caltech & Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis, 2013
*Ph.D. California Institute of Technology (Advisor: William A. Goddard), 2012
*M.S. California Institute of Technology (Advisor: William A. Goddard), 2008
*B.S. Tec de Monterrey (ITESM), 2008. University of California, Los Angeles (Advisor: Omar M. Yaghi), 2006-2008

Short Bio:
I was born in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico. I obtained my B.Sc. (Honors) from Tec de Monterrey (ITESM) in 2008 with a visit to UCLA. In the summer of 2005 I worked at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with Prof. Jeffrey S. Moore as a Snyder fellow. From 2006 to 2008 I worked with Prof. Omar M. Yaghi from UCLA (now at UCBerkeley) where I developed the first 3D-COFs and chemoinformatics of the secondary building blocks for MOFs. By the end of 2007 I started doing my B.Sc. thesis at the lab of Prof. William A. Goddard III in collaboration with the lab of Prof. Yaghi. Then in the fall of 2008 I joined Caltech's grad school program which I finished in the spring of 2012 working in quantum mechanics, molecular dynamics and statistical mechanics.

In 2013, I joined the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP) and I was a Staff Scientist at Caltech until Nov 4th, 2013. 
Currently, I am working in the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Materials Division) and University of California, Berkeley (Chemistry Dept.) under the JCAP umbrella. 

Honors and Awards: 
Roberto Rocca Graduate Fellowship, 2009 
AAAS Newcomb Cleveland Prize, 2007 (Best paper of the year in Science magazine)
Ministry of Education (SEP) Young Scientist Award, 2006 
Snyder Research Fellowship (UIUC), 2005 
Mexican Academy of Sciences (AMC) Research Fellowship, 2003 
Mexican Council of Sci. and Tech. (CONACyT) Fellowship, 2003 
Mexican Council of Sci. and Tech. (CONACyT) Award, 2002 

Scientific pedigree: 
J.L. Mendoza-Cortes obtained his Ph.D. in 2012 from William A. Godddard at Caltech in USA.
* William A. Goddard III obtained his Ph.D. in 1964 from Pol Duwez at Caltech in USA.
* Pol Duwez received his D.Sc. in 1933 from Emile Henriot at U. Brussels in Belgium.
* Emile Henriot received his D.Sc. in 1912 from Marie Curie at the Sorbonne in France.

Prof. Leonor Blanco (UANL), Prof. Joaquin Rodriguez (UIUC), Prof. Marcelo Videa (ITESM/RiceU), Prof. Jeffrey S. Moore (UIUC), Prof. Omar M. Yaghi (UCLA/UCBerkeley), Prof. William A. Goddard (Caltech), Prof. Martin Head-Gordon (UCB) 

Dr. Nate Lynd (LBL/UT Austin), Dr. Heinz Frei (LBL), Jonas Peters (Caltech), Dr. Hiro Furukawa (UCLA/UCBerkeley), Prof. Theodor Agapie (Caltech), Wei Zhang (UColorado), Prof. Sri Narayan (USC), Dr. Souradip Malkhandi (USC), Prof. Giulia Galli (UCDavis), Dr. Smith Nielsen (Caltech), Jacob Kanady (Caltech), Dr. Diego Benitez (UCLA), Prof. Manny Soriaga (A&M), Dr. Jack Baricuatro (JCAP), Prof. Tom Klapotke (Munich), Dr. Andres Jaramillo (Caltech), Dr. Tod A. Pascal (Caltech), Dr. Sergey Zybin (Caltech), Dr. An Qi (Caltech), Hai Xiao(Caltech). 

Amanda Rees (UCLA/Princeton), Alan Menezes (Caltech/NVIDIA), Nahid Nikidi (Caltech), Yubo Su (Caltech), Alexander Aduenko (MIPT), Finn Carlsvi (Embry-Riddle), Alex Anemogiannis (Caltech).